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South Lamar is getting the cat cafe it always kneaded

(Purrfecto Cat Cafe)

There’s a new way to find your future furry best friend in town.

Purrfecto Cat Lounge, 2300 S. Lamar Blvd., is bringing the cat cafe back to Austin with adoptable kitties and coffee starting on Wednesday.

The cafe partners with next door coffee shop Irie Bean to supply the coffee and two Texas cat rescues, the Sunshine Fund and the Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue, to supply the meows.

Visitors book a reservation for either 30 minutes or 70 minutes and spend time getting to know the cats over themed coffee—those interested in adopting one can fill out applications on site. Purrfecto said four cats from its preview weekend have already been adopted out.

The cafe will also host cat-themed events like cat yoga, painting with cats, BYOB happy hours and private events. Purrfecto will also offer memberships for those who want to frequent but a 30-minute visit starts at $15.


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